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Convened January 11, 2012
Adjourned sine die March 10, 2012
Reconvened April 18, 2012
Adjourned sine die April 18, 2012

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Bank-owned real estate; repeals provision that limits period that banks may hold. Amending § 6.2-872. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 708 (Chapter 59); Watkins, SB 121 (Chapter 157))
Condominium and Property Owners’ Association Acts; foreclosure on lien for unpaid assessments, priority of certain liens. Amending §§ 55-79.84, 55-79.97, and 55-516. (Patron-Watts, HB 412 (F))
Condominium and Property Owners’ Association Acts; lien for assessments, priority. Amending §§ 55-79.84, 55-79.97, and 55-516. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1256 (C))
Constitutional amendment; real property tax exemption for certain surviving spouses of disabled veterans (first reference). Amending Section 6-A of Article X. (Patron-Barker, SJR 74 (C))
False advertising; exempts real estate brokers and salespersons from criminal and civil liability. Amending §§ 18.2-216 and 59.1-68.3. (Patron-Yancey, HB 724 (C))
Fire policy; shall provide coverage for cost charged by a volunteer fire department not funded by real estate or property taxes for services when called to save or protect property insured under policy from a peril insured against. Adding § 38.2-2129. (Patron-Johnson, HB 1202 (Chapter 371); Puckett, SB 140 (Chapter 561))
Grass; authorizes locality to require by ordinance that owners of certain real estate cut. Amending § 15.2-1215. (Patron-LeMunyon, HB 617 (F))
Hampton, City of; added to list of localities authorized to have special commissioner execute title to real estate with delinquent taxes or liens. Amending § 58.1-3970.1. (Patron-Ward, HB 202 (Chapter 87); Locke, SB 33 (Chapter 610))
Nonresident executors and testamentary trustees; conveyance of real estate located in State. Amending § 64.1-150. (Patron-Lewis, HB 763 (Chapter 61))
Owner financing for real property; exempts persons who make loans or extend credit for any part of purchase price from licensure requirements under Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry. Amending §§ 6.2-1600 and 6.2-1602. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 572 (Chapter 53); Watkins, SB 76 (Chapter 188))
Property conveyance; Department of General Services to convey to County of Accomack certain real property located in Town of Accomac. (Patron-Lewis, HB 193 (F); Northam, SB 548 (F))
Property owners, low-income; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study real property tax relief. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SJR 45 (C); Locke, SJR 57 (C))
Racketeering; amends provisions that allow for forfeiture of real or personal property used in substantial connection. Amending § 18.2-515. (Patron-Morris, HB 630 (Chapter 511))
Real estate appraisal management companies; includes fee paid to appraiser in appraisal report, adds definitions of appraisal services and appraiser and provides exemptions from licensure for certain entities, etc. Amending §§ 54.1-2011, 54.1-2012, 54.1-2020, 54.1-2021, 54.1-2022, and 54.1-2023; adding § 54.1-2021.1. (Patron-Miller, HB 210 (Chapter 405))
Real Estate Appraiser Board; shall develop continuing education curriculum for licensees, report. (Patron-Tata, HB 433 (Chapter 49); Wagner, SB 507 (Chapter 388))
Real Estate Board; required to establish procedures for carryover of continuing education credits from current license period to next renewal period, duties of real estate brokers and salespersons, disclosure requirements. Amending §§ 54.1-2105, 54.1-2105.03, 54.1-2106.1, 54.1-2130 through 54.1-2134, 54.1-2137 through 54.1-2139, 54.1-2139.1, and 54.1-2141; adding §§ 54.1-2106.2, 54.1-2110.1, and 54.1-2139.01; repealing §§ 54.1-2139.2 and 54.1-2139.3. (Patron-Miller, HB 206 (Chapter 750))
Real estate tax; assessment of wetlands. Adding § 58.1-3284.3. (Patron-Orrock, HB 80 (Chapter 742))
Real estate tax; counties may establish discount for early payment or payment in full. Amending §§ 15.2-1104 and 15.2-1201.2. (Patron-Puller, SB 551 (Chapter 585))
Real estate tax; entitlement to refund for pro rata portion of taxes for disabled veterans. Amending § 58.1-3219.5. (Patron-Stuart, SB 22 (Chapter 806))
Real estate tax; exemption for disabled veterans. Amending § 58.1-3219.5. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 922 (Chapter 75); Marsden, SB 529 (I) See SB540; Puller, SB 540 (Chapter 263))
Real estate tax; exemption for disabled veterans. Amending §§ 58.1-3219.5, 58.1-3360, 58.1-3360.1, and 58.1-3360.2; adding § 58.1-3219.7. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 933 (Chapter 782))
Real estate tax; exemption for disabled veterans, Commissioner of Department of Veterans Services shall promulgate rules and regulations governing administration and implementation of exemption. Amending § 2.2-4002; adding § 58.1-3219.7. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 190 (Chapter 594))
Real estate tax; extends sunset date that reduced tax rate on commercial and industrial property in localities in Northern Virginia. Amending second enactment of Chapter 822, 2009 Acts. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1068 (Chapter 535))
Real estate tax; prior use of any property shall not be considered in determining its current use for land use valuation purposes. Amending § 58.1-3230. (Patron-Orrock, HB 81 (Chapter 653))
Real estate tax; roll-back taxes shall not apply to property that loses its designation as devoted to agricultural or horticultural use, etc. Amending § 58.1-3237. (Patron-Orrock, HB 82 (C))
Real property; authorizes VDOT to exchange real property in Tazewell County for private property. (Patron-Morefield, HB 1224 (Chapter 460))
Real property; removes requirement that certain planning commissioners own. Amending § 15.2-2212. (Patron-Englin, HB 1029 (F))
Real property tax; attorney to request commissioner of revenue to correct assessment of property improperly placed on delinquent land books. Amending §§ 58.1-3969, 58.1-3971, and 58.1-3974. (Patron-Johnson, HB 1128 (Chapter 627))
Real property tax; concerning validity of valuation of property, new or increased assessment is authorized if error of assessment is due to fraud by taxpayer. Amending §§ 58.1-3903 and 58.1-3981. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 483 (C))
Real property tax; exemption for elderly and disabled. Amending § 58.1-3212. (Patron-Keam, HB 1046 (F))
Real property tax; exemption for elderly and disabled, computation of annual income. Amending § 58.1-3212. (Patron-Watts, HB 408 (Chapter 299))
Real property tax; removes certain requirement in determining eligibility of elderly and disabled for tax relief. Amending § 58.1-3212. (Patron-Ward, HB 201 (F))
Real property tax valuation; when property’s use is restricted by law, fair market value shall be based on non-restricted uses. Adding § 58.1-3296. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 31 (F))
Residential rental apartments; appeal of real property assessments, determination of fair market value. Adding § 58.1-3295.1. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1073 (Chapter 536); Watkins, SB 73 (Chapter 707))
Residential rental properties; establishes criteria by which an assessor shall determine fair market value for real estate used in whole or in part as defined by ordinance or locality. Adding § 58.1-3295.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 48 (F))
Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act; limitation on certain contracts and leases by declarant. Amending § 55-509.2; adding § 55-509.1:1. (Patron-Herring, SB 628 (Chapter 671))
Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act; developer control period. Amending § 55-369. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1209 (C))
Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act; resale of time-shares, disclosures. Amending §§ 55-362, 55-380, 55-396, 55-397, and 55-400; adding §§ 55-376.5, 55-380.1, 55-394.2, and 55-394.3. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 233 (Chapter 751))
Water and sewer authorities; may put a lien on property for delinquent rates or charges on real estate if owner is advised in a written agreement signed by authority and owner. Amending §§ 15.2-2119 and 15.2-5139. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 567 (Chapter 766))
Water and sewer charges and taxes; adds Town of Onancock to list of localities permitted to provide by ordinance that those incurred shall be a lien on real estate. Amending § 15.2-2118. (Patron-Lewis, HB 199 (Chapter 620); Northam, SB 588 (Chapter 354))
Water and sewer charges and taxes; adds Town of Urbanna to list of localities permitted to provide by ordinance that those incurred shall be a lien on real estate. Amending § 15.2-2118. (Patron-Hodges, HB 757 (Chapter 441))
Wrongful foreclosure; creates civil cause of action for owner of any residential real property, etc. Adding § 55-59.5. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 821 (F))
Zoning; civil penalties constitute liens on real property. Amending § 15.2-2209. (Patron-Rust, HB 863 (F); Herring, SB 229 (F))

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